A Conceptual Design of Intelligent Shoes for Pregnant Women
Design and technology are coming together to shape the future. Nowadays, researchers demonstrate that based on different technological fields, science is able to create a future that sometimes people find difficult to imagine. The present paper contributes towards the creation of new customized products, based on wearable technology, which is applied on mass consumption products. The case study used refers to the design of an intelligent, programmable shoe for pregnant women made of synthetic biological material (protocells). The paper’s research methodology was based on a literature review and a series of interviews with some of the experts in the field of physiotherapy.
KeywordsIntelligent shoes Pregnant women Product customisation Wearable technology Synthetic biological material
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